The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober | TEDxPenn - Deepstash
The gamification of learning

Mark Rober, a YouTube star and former NASA engineer coined the phenomenon of 'The Super Mario Effect' which is a data-backed mindset for life gamification that impacts the ways one helpfully tricks...

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The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober | TEDxPenn

The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober | TEDxPenn

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The weight of fake and meaningless internet points

Rober conducted a test where 50,000 of his followers were given a puzzle to solve with one group being penalized for failed attempts and the other moving ahead with the original amount of points, r...

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The uselessness of negativity in failures
  • The trick to learning more and having more success is finding the right way to frame the learning process in your mind. 
  • The people who do not see failure in a negative light are more ...

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Re-learning the Toddler's version of trial and error

Toddlers constantly try new things, unconcerned with failure. When they learn to walk, they don't think about how dumb they might look if they fall and the parents wouldn't punish them if they ware...

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To obsess about the task, not the wins or losses

When it comes to games like Super Mario Bros,no one ever picks up the controller for the first time and then after jumping into a pit thinks, "I am so ashamed; that was such a failure," an...

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Reframe the challenges
  • This concept of life gamification is more than just about having a positive attitude or never giving up, because instead of implying that you're enduring against your true desire to quit, you ...

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It's all about rescuing princess Peach from the evil Bowser
  • As a direct result of that attitude of learning and not being focused on the failures, we are able to learn a lot in order to win, in a very short amount of time. 
  • This is the Supe...

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